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Pictures Of Montreal's Love Affair With Outdoor Staircases

Those steep steps you know and love.
Pictures Of Montreal's Love Affair With Outdoor Staircases

Montreal sure does love its outdoor staircases. You know what I'm talking about, those sidewalk to elevated-front-door steps (either in straight or the ever-dangerous spiral variety) that are attached to nearly every apartment and duplex in the city. Unmatched in popularity elsewhere in Canada, Montreal's outdoor staircases are a cultural icon.

No one is really sure why the city adopted the outdoor staircase (some say it was a French/Scottish cultural custom, others simply say building codes), but no matter the origin, outdoor staircases are a thing in Montreal. In honour of the steep steps that look cool and are a safety hazard in the winter, here are some choice photos of Montreal's iconic outdoor staircases.

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